Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the lineup of the annual Summer Forest Concerts. The series is set outdoors in the museum’s North Forest and plays on the Coca-Cola Stage. 

The concert series is family-friendly, featuring both national and local artists surrounded by the beauty of art and nature. Concertgoers can bring their own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music under the trees, as well as artmaking activities for the children. 

The series begins June 22 with The House of Songs Presents: Ray Wylie Hubbard. The legendary Texas Troubadour will bringing the soul-stirring sounds to the North Forest of Americana of time­ honored traditions of folk, country and roots rock. 

The series continues Saturday, June 29, with country singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer, recently featured on Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter.” 

Spencer is known for her free spirit and standout ability to mold life, truth and wild imagination into songs. Spencer is no stranger to Bentonville, as she performed in The Momentary’s Live on the Green Concert Series in 2021. 

Black Oak Arkansas will take the stage July 20. With a history dating back to the 1970s, Black Oak Arkansas reached heights of fame, charting ten albums and captivating audiences with their high-energy performances.  

The 2024 series ends with Rissi Palmer on August 3. Palmer’s sound uniquely blends R&B and country music, stretching musical boundaries. While she made her mark in country music, she is equally at home in the R&B genre, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.” 

Tickets for the Summer Forest Concerts are $30 ($25 for members). Youth 18 and under are free. Concertgoers can purchase a ticket bundle for entry to all four concerts for $100 ($80 for members). 

The bundle is available until June 22. Guests can purchase tickets online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335. 

Courtesy of Crystal Bridges.